Jason Statham in a Most UnlikelyFunny Role in 'Spy'

In the latest all-out high-octane action and laugh-out-loud “Spy”, Jason Statham describes his role in the film as “different from anything I’ve done, and it’s been great fun”. Statham stars with Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law along with Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Allison Janney with the special participation of Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson.

The movie brings the world’s unlikely heroine, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy), a brilliant, intuitive and relatable desk agent, who has worked in the dreary basement at CIA headquarters for years. Her colleague is the super spy Bradley Fine (Jude Law). An unsung hero, Cooper is the one who guides her partner via a computer and an earpiece, when he is out on perilous assignments, steering him through sticky situations. Fine gets the credit for all the successes, but it is actually Cooper doing most of the complicated work. When Fine goes off the grid while trying to locate a nuclear bomb, Susan Cooper volunteers to go out into the field herself, becoming a bona fide spy. She has to confront the villainous, rich and ultra-glamorous Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) who is the daughter of a notorious arms dealer, with access to a nuclear weapon. It is up to the intrepid Agent Cooper to stop her before she wreaks global havoc. Cooper has another challenge to deal with in the form of Rick Ford (Jason Statham), a supposedly ace operative. Ford turns out to be bumbling, intense and supremely arrogant.

Seems like Jason Statham won't be his usual self in this role. Pretty exciting stuff! Funny, riveting and action-packed, “Spy” opens very soon this May 21 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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